Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2001

Blood bank in need of donors

The Blood Bank of Alaska is in need of O-negative blood donors. O-negative is the universal blood type that can be used by everyone, and it is always in demand. For more information about donating blood, call 260-5672.

Homer projects presented at luncheon

An update from the city of Homer will be presented at noon Tuesday at the Homer Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Best Western Bidarka Inn Restaurant. A city of Homer official will present information on upcoming capital developments, priorities of the city and expected developments from city hall. The luncheon is open to the public; the cost is $10.

KMS invites parents to orientation

Parents of students who will be in seventh and eighth grades at Kenai Middle School during the 2001-02 school year are invited to the annual parent orientation program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school library. This will be an opportunity to meet members of the staff and learn about new programs being offered at KMS.

Parents of next year's sixth-graders had a separate meeting Thursday.

Kenai chamber to meet

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting at noon Wednesday at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. The speaker will be Deborah Marshall with Alaska Investnet.

For more information, call 283-7989.

Training the trainer classes to be held

The Department of Corrections and the communities of Kenai and Soldotna will present Victim Impact panels and classes titled Train the Trainer Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kenai River Center in Soldotna. Registration begins Wednesday at 8 a.m.

The panels and classes are designed to bring healing to victims, increase offender empathy, break the cycle of crime, empower communities and more. There is no cost for the events.

For more information, call Sue Ford at 283-3125.

United Way board to meet

The Kenai Peninsula United Way Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Electric Association Board Room in Kenai. For more information, call 283-9500.

RCAC to meet in Seward

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council Prevention, Response Operations and Safety Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the AVTEC building in Seward. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7222.

Summer activities fair planned

A summer activities fair will be held Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Redoubt Elementary. Representatives from Okamoto's Karate, Soldotna Little League, Soldotna Public Library, the Boys and Girls Club, After the Bell, Birch Ridge Junior Golf Program, Solid Rock Bible Camps, Soldotna High School swimming programs and more will be on hand to give options for summer activities.

Summer events to be offered

The Boys and Girls Club will offer various summer activities including karate, soccer, flag football, guitar lessons, workshops and sports camps. Registration for summer events will be held April 30 through May 4 from noon to 6 p.m. at the club. Those interested in registration by fax or mail need to have all information faxed in or postmarked by May 4. Scholarships are available for the events. For more information, call 283-2682.

School to hold carnival

Sears Elementary School will present a carnival May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school. There will be booths, games and food.

Safety day slated

The second annual Soldotna Safety Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 in the Fred Meyer parking lot. There will be different phases of safety education provided through interactive stations and booths from many groups and businesses. There will be door prizes, judging of booths and a coloring contest. For more information, call 262-4440.

SPCA van to visit Nikiski

The Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals van will visit Nikiski May 17. SPCA offers spay and neutering procedures at a discounted price. The prices are: female dogs are $50, male dogs are $40, male cats are $ 40 and female cats are $25. Call Lesse Atkins at 776-7095 to schedule an appointment.

KCHS choir reunion planned for June

Registrations are now being accepted for the first KCHS choir reunion being held June 2 for anyone who has sung under the direction of Renee Henderson. Contact information for all former students, as well as stand-by host accommodations is being sought. For more information, call 283-8364 or visit

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